Tite’s turnaround

With a thumping 4-1 away win at second-placed Uruguay, Brazil’s miracle turnaround under Tite has seen them transform from qualification doubtfuls to top of their CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying Group by seven points and among the favourites to be crowned champions in Russia next year.   12 June 2016: Still bearing the scars of their … Continue reading Tite’s turnaround


Fire in Paradise City

“I could only save myself and my kids” cried a mother to a national news reporter, as Ash Wednesday provided scenes of tragic irony in São Paulo’s second-largest favela when an unforgiving fire turned at least 50 barraco homes to dust and culminated in a heated property dispute that ran well into the early hours … Continue reading Fire in Paradise City